Europe: Austria: Deadly Mile-Long Crash
Up to 100 vehicles collided on a snow-slicked stretch of highway about 40 miles west of Vienna, leaving one person dead, according to Austrian officials.
Austrian Group Plans Court Challenge to Facebook's Privacy Policies
A student group, alleging that Facebook continues to violate Europe’s data protection laws, said it planned to appeal an Irish regulator’s settlement with the company.
Poikos Takes The Prize At The Pioneers Festival In Vienna
The Pioneers Festival kicked off in Vienna this week and by the looks of the 2,300 attendees at the amazing Hofburg Imperial palace, the conference is shaping up to be a stand-out event in Europe, not least because it is enormously upbeat and positive. Something we need more of in Europe. With a palace as a setting, art installations and a Croatian-born electric super car in the foyer (the Rimac), this is quite a 'European' event. The location of Vienna also means it's attracting a lot of German, Austrian, Central, Eastern and Southern European startups. Hell, they can drive or get a train here from just about anywhere in Europe. Poikos a startup with a technology for imaging and measuring the body in 3D, was the overall winner in the startup competition, winning €25,000 prize money. Klash won the audience choice. Helioz won second place and BeamApp won third place. So here's a fast run-down of the startups appearing, you can grab links to them from this page.
Facebook announces facial recognition switch off
More then a year after Facebook came under fire by an Austrian group and Irish and EU officials began to investigate possible privacy violations, Facebook announced it would stop using it's facial recognition tool in Europe.
Europe: Austria: Nazi Victims Fund Closes
An Austrian fund to compensate victims of Nazi persecution is shutting down after paying out $210 million for just a fraction of its recognized claims.